2018 M. NCAAs: Seliskar Swims to #7 All-Time with 1:40.4 200 IM


Swimmers stepped up to compete in prelims of the 200 IM on Thursday morning at the 2018 Men’s NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cal’s Andrew Seliskar busted out a best time this morning as he battled with Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine, breaking 1:41 for the first time in 1:40.40. Seliskar trailed DeVine up front, but closed in on the breast leg and took over on the free leg. DeVine also broke 1:41 for the first time, finishing closely behind in 1:40.78.

Seliskar’s Splits:

  • 50 Fly Split- 21.67
  • 50 Back Split- 25.19
  • 50 Breast Split- 28.85
  • 50 Free Split- 24.69
  • Final Time: 1:40.40

Seliskar’s swim makes him the 7th fastest man in history, bumping Florida’s Mark Szaranek and Auburn’s Hugo Gonzalez (formerly tied for 10th) off the list. It was also the 9th fastest performance of all time. Szaranek, the reigning champion, will swim with Seliskar in tonight’s final. The fastest swim in history is a 1:38.13 done by Florida’s Caeleb Dressel when he smashed the American Record to win the 2018 SEC title. Dressel opted not to swim the event here, instead chasing after his 4th consecutive NCAA title in the 50 free.


Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 1:38.13
2 David Nolan 1:39.38
3 Will Licon 1:40.04
4 Ryan Lochte 1:40.08
5 Josh Prenot 1:40.14
6 Ryan Murphy 1:40.27
7 Andrew Seliskar 1:40.40
8 Bradley Ally 1:40.49
9 Michael Phelps 1:40.58 (T-9)
10 Marcin Cieslak 1:40.58 (T-9)


Place Swimmer Time
1 Caeleb Dressel 1:38.13
2 David Nolan 1:39.38
3 Will Licon 1:40.04
4 David Nolan 1:40.07
5 Ryan Lochte 1:40.08
6 Will Licon 1:40.09
7 Josh Prenot 1:40.14
8 Ryan Murphy 1:40.27
9 Andrew Seliskar 1:40.40
10 Bradley Ally 1:40.49

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A non-e mouse

Great swim for seliskar, this is looking to be a great meet for him!

Joel Lin

Good on Seli. He’s a huge talent & I’m rooting for him to have a huge meet. He could win 3 individual events.


has anyone ever won 3 individual events and not won swimmer of the meet?

Steve Nolan

Top 10 performers are now 70% Cal and Florida.


Top 10 performers/performances are now 100% past or present NCAA swimmers and/or Americans/Internationals

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